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Happy Halloween! (2014) by Tekka-Croe
Happy Halloween! (2014)
Happy Halloween, everyone!

I've recently been reading Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia (I've also watched the anime adaptation).  I've found Izana Shinatose, the main character's "middle-gendered" best friend, to be a very endearing character.

(Spoiler ahead)  In the manga, Izana is injured during a battle and ends up with a cybernetic arm and leg.  A cute, androgenous cyborg chick?  Gee, I wonder why I find that so easy to like ;)

Reina Cloude © :icontekka-croe:
Izana Shinatose, Knights of Sidonia © Tsutomu Nihei
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I am once again opening up for commissions.  Last year's run involved a lot of dropping the ball on my end, but it was at least informative, and I've incorporated a couple new things into my commission policy based on that experience.

I had wanted to submit my updated commission policy as a separate Deviation which I could link to from my Journal, but submitting a text document to DeviantArt seems to be slightly more difficult than crossing the Antarctic on foot.  So I'm putting it here instead, at least for the time being:

Commissions:  Terms and conditions.

No copyrighted material (some exceptions):  While I appreciate creativity within established universes, I'll not use any copyrighted material without its owner's express permission.  If you wish to commission a work depicting a character within a pre-existing universe, that character's design must be fully original.  There are some exceptions.  It’s my understanding that Games Workshop (Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000) and Privateer Press (Iron Kingdoms, Warmachine, Hordes) both encourage fan-created artwork, even commissions.

Accepting/declining commissions:  I reserve the right to choose whether or not I will accept a commission.  Regardless of whether I accept or decline, you will receive a response to your request.  If you don't receive a response within a few days, that doesn't mean I've declined- it may simply be that I’m busy.

Cancellation:  I reserve the right to, at any point during the commission process, cancel work on the commission.  Sometimes, issues will come up and I'll not have time to complete a commission within the foreseeable future.  If this occurs, you will be refunded anything you've paid up that point (depending on how we work out the payment for your individual commission).

The Client:

Retains the creative rights to their characters and designs.

May not re-produce or redistribute the commissioned work.

May not exhibit the commissioned work in any online or offline gallery without the artist's express permission.  (Universal permission:  You absolutely are permitted to display any work you commission from me in your own DeviantArt gallery, provided that you credit me as the artist.)

General guidelines:

Nothing Illegal:  I won't depict any sort of illegal activities.

Nothing Pornographic:  Let's keep it "Rated PG-13”, okay?

On a related note:  As a general rule, I don't do nudes.  Call me a prude if you must.

What to expect:  Bear in mind that I am principally a character designer.  I’m not much good at action scenes or environments.  Designing characters is what I’m best at, and my assumption is that that’s why most people want me to do work for them.

Pricing:  The base price for my commissions is $20 USD, and the cost goes up from there depending upon the amount of work involved.  The exact price will be worked out as I figure out exactly how much work will be required to complete the commission.  (For reference, a relatively simple character sheet, with color and shading, would run you +/- $60.)

Means of contact:  I can work with clients through DA’s note system, but I understand that some people like to communicate through Skype.  If you’d prefer to communicate through Skype, please send me a note here on DA letting me know that, and I’ll get you my Skype address.  (Important: If you contact me through Skype, please be sure to include your DeviantArt account name in the contact request.  This will make it far easier for me to know who you are, and to keep everyone’s names straight.)

Slots system:  This is something new that I’m implementing based on last year’s experience taking commissions.  In order to prevent myself being overwhelmed, I’ll be accepting commissions on a slots basis, with a maximum of four slots (ensuring that I am at no point working on more than four commissions simultaneously).  This will allow me to handle any backlog of clients in an orderly fashion.  If your request is in the backlog, I will contact you as soon as I’m available to work on it.

Payment:  For the moment, I'm only accepting payment through Paypal.  I'll contact you with my payment information upon acceptance of the commission.  At that time, we can discuss payment options, such as how or when to break up the payment, if at all.

  • Listening to: Metal Gear Rising OST, Halo 4 OST
  • Reading: Halo: The Fall of Reach
  • Watching: YuGiOh The Abridged Series
  • Playing: Warframe, Metal Gear Rising
  • Eating: A bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee
Brush Test 9/4/2014 by Tekka-Croe
Brush Test 9/4/2014
Just a speedpaint to test out some of the square brushes from :iconrahll:'s Complete Rahll Brushset.  Also decided to play around with depth-of-field.

Character; artwork © :icontekka-croe:
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WH40k Character Sketches by Tekka-Croe
WH40k Character Sketches
A series of rough sketches for several Warhammer 40,000 characters that I've been working on.  I'm currently getting the basic blocking and proportions down for minis of Inquisitor Reed and Acolyte Winter.  Brother-Sergeant Valimund I'm converting from a standard Tactical Marine.

The mini of Inquisitor Reed is going to be a bit of a challenge, as I want to have his Power Sword deployed in its whip-mode, but that would require something along the lines of photo-etch or carefully cut metal sheet.

The sketches of Winter were the basis for that illustration I put up a few days back (tekka-croe.deviantart.com/art/….  She should be a bit easier to sculpt, though capturing her face will be be a challenge.

As mentioned above, I'm converting a Tactical Marine into Brother-Sergeant Valimund.  I'm still deciding whether I want to borrow a Heavy Bolter from a Devastator or Scout squad, or if I just want to fabricate one myself.  I'm currently leaning towards scratchbuilding the Heavy Bolter.

I'm not currently working on any minis based on the Chaos warrior-cultist, but it's a design intended for one of the stories I've been outlining for Inquisitor Reed and Winter, so I figured I'd include it.

Warhammer 40,000 belongs to Games Workshop.
Characters and art by :icontekka-croe:
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I am once again opening up for commissions.  Last year's run involved a lot of dropping the ball on my end, but it was at least informative, and I've incorporated a couple new things into my commission policy based on that experience.

I had wanted to submit my updated commission policy as a separate Deviation which I could link to from my Journal, but submitting a text document to DeviantArt seems to be slightly more difficult than crossing the Antarctic on foot.  So I'm putting it here instead, at least for the time being:

Commissions:  Terms and conditions.

No copyrighted material (some exceptions):  While I appreciate creativity within established universes, I'll not use any copyrighted material without its owner's express permission.  If you wish to commission a work depicting a character within a pre-existing universe, that character's design must be fully original.  There are some exceptions.  It’s my understanding that Games Workshop (Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000) and Privateer Press (Iron Kingdoms, Warmachine, Hordes) both encourage fan-created artwork, even commissions.

Accepting/declining commissions:  I reserve the right to choose whether or not I will accept a commission.  Regardless of whether I accept or decline, you will receive a response to your request.  If you don't receive a response within a few days, that doesn't mean I've declined- it may simply be that I’m busy.

Cancellation:  I reserve the right to, at any point during the commission process, cancel work on the commission.  Sometimes, issues will come up and I'll not have time to complete a commission within the foreseeable future.  If this occurs, you will be refunded anything you've paid up that point (depending on how we work out the payment for your individual commission).

The Client:

Retains the creative rights to their characters and designs.

May not re-produce or redistribute the commissioned work.

May not exhibit the commissioned work in any online or offline gallery without the artist's express permission.  (Universal permission:  You absolutely are permitted to display any work you commission from me in your own DeviantArt gallery, provided that you credit me as the artist.)

General guidelines:

Nothing Illegal:  I won't depict any sort of illegal activities.

Nothing Pornographic:  Let's keep it "Rated PG-13”, okay?

On a related note:  As a general rule, I don't do nudes.  Call me a prude if you must.

What to expect:  Bear in mind that I am principally a character designer.  I’m not much good at action scenes or environments.  Designing characters is what I’m best at, and my assumption is that that’s why most people want me to do work for them.

Pricing:  The base price for my commissions is $20 USD, and the cost goes up from there depending upon the amount of work involved.  The exact price will be worked out as I figure out exactly how much work will be required to complete the commission.  (For reference, a relatively simple character sheet, with color and shading, would run you +/- $60.)

Means of contact:  I can work with clients through DA’s note system, but I understand that some people like to communicate through Skype.  If you’d prefer to communicate through Skype, please send me a note here on DA letting me know that, and I’ll get you my Skype address.  (Important: If you contact me through Skype, please be sure to include your DeviantArt account name in the contact request.  This will make it far easier for me to know who you are, and to keep everyone’s names straight.)

Slots system:  This is something new that I’m implementing based on last year’s experience taking commissions.  In order to prevent myself being overwhelmed, I’ll be accepting commissions on a slots basis, with a maximum of four slots (ensuring that I am at no point working on more than four commissions simultaneously).  This will allow me to handle any backlog of clients in an orderly fashion.  If your request is in the backlog, I will contact you as soon as I’m available to work on it.

Payment:  For the moment, I'm only accepting payment through Paypal.  I'll contact you with my payment information upon acceptance of the commission.  At that time, we can discuss payment options, such as how or when to break up the payment, if at all.

  • Listening to: Metal Gear Rising OST, Halo 4 OST
  • Reading: Halo: The Fall of Reach
  • Watching: YuGiOh The Abridged Series
  • Playing: Warframe, Metal Gear Rising
  • Eating: A bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Tekka-Croe
Geoff
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Orchestral, sci fi, Classical, Techno
Favourite style of art: Conceptual/stylized, Lego
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Playstation Portable
Shell of choice: High-density Railgun Slug.
Skin of choice: My own, thank you very much.
Favourite cartoon character: Schnitzel
Personal Quote: "Watch out, chaps! It's Ultimate Fred!"
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:iconaidypie80pi:
aidypie80pi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
You're awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Grizzly-Bear-Joe101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice artwork.
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willykururu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
hello do you do request? if you do is it ok if you create me and my gf in gun dam if its ok?
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Kas-F Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   General Artist
Your artwork is so sick! Awesome work here.
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lik92gr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
thats some some really good stuff you got here
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orokay Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my goodness thank you so much for the watch! Your art is so gorgeous I'm not worthy
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:icontekka-croe:
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
(Don't sell yourself short!)  Your work is very nicely saturated and textured, two things which I have a lot of difficulty with.
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jojo-again Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:party: Happy Birthday :party:

In honor of your birthday
I draw this fav.me/d7vku2s for you ^^
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:icontekka-croe:
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, man!
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jojo-again Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No sweat, see ya at school
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